WPR News
3:40 pm
Tue June 15, 2004

More Troopers Needed In Wyoming

Cheyenne, Wy – An updated study by Northwestern University says the Wyoming Highway Patrol needs 122 additional troopers. Colonel John Cox, the Highway Patrol Administrator, says that is more then half of the number currently patrolling the state. And Cox believes the shortage is hurting morale. The Highway Patrol asked the legislature for authority to hire ten new troopers last year. Only one was added.